A. Russo – More than the sum of my parts.



Interview with Elin Gregory

So Elin Gregory has been kind enough to host some of the authors who wrote for the Valentine Delights anthology (out this Friday, 2/12). Here’s my short little interview:

Click here!

The anthology is free, and for lots of us it’s our first time being published, so I’m really excited about it. I’ve learned a lot about publishing, and RJ Scott and her team were really helpful and very kind. I got to work with an editor for the first time, which was terrifying at first but ultimately a great experience (thanks May!).

Hope you enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day!



Valentine Delights

This is a first for me, so I gotta share. Sharing is caring, right? 😀 A friend of mine pointed out to me back in December that Love Lane Books had an open call for new and aspiring authors to submit a short story for a Valentine’s Day anthology.

I’ve never written a short story.

I’m not particularly fond of Valentine’s Day.

It was due for submission in less than a month.

BUT, I really wanted to try. I’m usually keen to try anything that I haven’t done before. I’ve never written something so short. It had to be professionally edited before submission, and (*gulp*) I will admit, I’ve never worked with an editor before because they’re SCARY.

Could I do this? Could I write something short but poignant, let someone else mark it up with red and tell me how terrible I am at writing, then submit it and potentially have someone ELSE tell me how terrible I am at writing??


As it turns out, none of those things happened. The editor I worked with was incredibly kind, very professional, and she had lots of great pointers for me. I did get my story finished within the allotted word count. It was edited before the submission deadline. I sat on it for almost a week, thinking maybe I’d just be happy I wrote it and tuck it away nice and neat somewhere. Pretty sure I almost passed out when I hit the ‘send’ button on my email. And then I had to wait.

I know every author has probably gone through this at some point, and maybe it’s trivial now. To me, this is a BIG DEAL. They liked it, and it will be in the anthology! I’m so psyched about it, because the whole writing/editing/submission process is new to me, and this is the very first time in my (ridiculously short and not at all lucrative) writing career that someone ELSE has said ‘yes, publish this.’ That’s so fuckin’ cool!

It’s from Love Lane Books, and it’s called Valentine Delights. It’ll be out on February 12th, and, the best part, it’s FREE. It’ll be available on All Romance Ebooks (did I mention the FREE part?).

So excuse my blatant plug which will probably be repeated incessantly until February 12th (okay, yeah, probably after that too). I’m kinda over the moon about this, and really excited for you to read what I came up with. There’s quite a lot of ‘me’ in it, I think. It’s not exactly contemporary, but it’s also not exactly historical while not exactly being fantasy either. So I’ve narrowed it down for you, yes?

You’ll just have to read it and see. 😀


Need Some Holiday Reading?

Just a little post to let you know that all three of my novellas, Someone’s Favorite, Someone’s Hero, and Someone’s Secret, will be on sale for $0.99 each at starting Friday morning, 12/11, until 12 am on Monday morning, 12/14.

For absolutely no reason other than just ’cause. Links are below, although the sale won’t start until Friday.

Someone’s Favorite


Someone’s Hero


Someone’s Secret









For those who haven’t heard, I wrote Someone’s Favorite as a Christmas present for a friend of mine who then beat me on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper until I published it (that’s still a thing for me I guess – the rolled-up newspaper is here to stay!). Read all about that here, if you’re so inclined.

I’m new to this publishing thing and still finding my voice as an author, but writing is something I’ve been doing as a hobby for myself since I was old enough to pick up a crayon. It will probably come as no surprise to anyone who frequents this site that my first stories were about horses.

Actually, a lot of them still are. Hmm.

At any rate I’m working on several things at the moment and it may be a little bit before I have another one to publish, but honestly that’s because I’m doing my best to challenge myself and make everything I write as good as I think it can get before offering it up. I never thought a single person would buy the first one. Or the second. Or even the third. And yet people have, and they’ve enjoyed what I wrote. Even more miraculous, they’ve asked for more.

I’m humbled by that, and flattered by it. So I promise… it’s coming. And I’m going to put my heart and soul into every effort.


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